Oncology Massage

Oncology massage provides beneficial touch to cancer patients without making their conditions worse. The focus of oncology massage is generally on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for the patient, allowing the patient to relax.  Clinical assessments and adaptations to the massage session for someone experiencing cancer or with a history of cancer treatment are critical to providing a safe massage. We ask standard oncology massage questions which include:

-cancer treatment historybreast-cancer-ribbon
-tumor site or metastasis
-compromised blood cell counts
-lymph node involvement
-blood clots or blood clot risk
-medications (short and long term)
-vital organ involvement
-fragile or unstable tissue
-medical devices
-fatigue, neuropathy, or pain
-changes in sensation
-late effects of treatment

Therapist, Dre Vazquez is certified in Oncology massage.  He will ask questions about these issues and more, depending on your unique situation.  Many of the changes that will be made to your session will be virtually imperceptible to you as a recipient (and others may be quite obvious), but they are essential to safety and proper support of your well being.

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